Review: Blow Fly

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Blow FlyBook Review


3 out of 5 stars to Blow Fly, the 12th book in the “Kay Scarpetta” thriller and mystery series, written in 2003 by Patricia Cornwell. In this book, Cornwell changes the point of view to third person, which is different from previous books. It was awkward at first, but I am usually good with these types of switches. I found some problems with it, but I wasn’t as concerned as several other readers were. What did bug me a little was this felt a bit like the Hannibal Lecter series for a short minute. Kay needs a break and takes off to Florida. She’s pulled into a case from another state. And suddenly, the Wolfman (a killer from previous books) who is still in jail, asks to see Kay. And he’s got information about what’s going on. I was like “wait wait wait…” but then it takes different turns, so it’s OK. Given the interesting changes and confusion, I wasn’t super keen on this book; however the plot and mystery aspects were strong, so I it evened-out for me. It’s not the best in the series, not the worst. But it’s a turning point.



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5 thoughts on “Review: Blow Fly

    foodinbooks said:
    June 7, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    I am not a big mystery fan, although I did love the Scarpetta series up until a certain point. I never read this book but I may give it a try. Thanks for the review.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 7, 2017 at 8:24 AM

      Thanks for the comment. This one was good, but a lot of people felt it was the turning point in the series. Definitely lots of violence.

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    Norin said:
    June 7, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Are there as many as 12 books in Kay Scarpetta series? I didn’t even know… I’ve only read the first 6 books some in Japanese some in English. I might as well pick up the series once again! Thanks for the review!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 7, 2017 at 10:19 AM

      Hi. Yes. She’s over 25 at this point. I plan to restart again with red mist in a couple of weeks.

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        Norin said:
        June 7, 2017 at 10:20 AM

        25 books… mind-boggling lol

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